|Toot le Fromage by John Payne|
“Toot le Fromage” is an electronic synthesizer composition by the Berkeley, California based composer, John Payne. The first 25 minutes of this at times almost minimalist piece were composed on the Buchla Synthesizer at Mills College in January 1969. The last five minutes were composed in November 1970 on the Moog Synthesizer at Different fur Trading Company in San Francisco. Taken together the entire work is a perfect example of the sort of music being produced in the 1960s and early 1970s ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Electronic; Electro-Acoustic; Synthesizer music
|B.A.S.E. - Bay Area Synthesizer Ensemble|
In 1974, the first and only "Bay Area Synthesizer Ensemble" (B.A.S.E.) was formed. This was an ensemble of electronic music studios (!) UC Berkeley, a room at KPFA radio station a half mile from UC, San Francisco Conservatory and San Francisco State University. The studios were connected by special telephone lines which all led into the master mix at KPFA where incoming signals were mixed electronically and then broadcast in real time...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; BASE; Music; Electro-acoustic; Electronic music; Synthesizer music; Bay Area Synthesizer Ensemble